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7 DAYS SILVER ANZAC DAY GALLIPOLI TOUR – 2015 & 2016 Guidepost ANZAC Tours & Travelshop Tours, Turkey ISTANBUL - GALLIPOLI - TROY - KUSADASI For ANZAC Day this tour will commence on 22nd April taking you to the ANZAC Dawn Service. You will visit the ANZAC Memorials and Gallipoli battlefields with our professional ANZAC tour guides. This Gallipoli ANZAC Battlefield Tour will also depart on 3rd August 2015, marking the 100th Anniversary of the commemorations of ANZAC on the shores of ANZAC Cove in Turkey. The Battle of Lone Pine was fought between Australian and Ottoman Empire forces during the First World War between 6th and 10th August 1915. This ANZAC Day Tour is suitable for those who would like to experience Gallipoli, the ANZAC services and a great Turkish adventure. A conference about Gallipoli and Turkey will be conducted by ANZAC experts coming from Australia and New Zealand and professional Turkish ANZAC guides. We include all entrance fees, the Trojan Horse and ancient city of Troy, Gallipoli tour, Dawn Service, Istanbul City Tour, 4 star hotel accommodation in Istanbul, in Canakkale we will stay at the ANZAC Hotel (3 star), arrival airport transfer from Ataturk Airport Istanbul and professional English speaking guides who have the insight, knowledge and experience to give you the best ANZAC Day Tour money can buy. An ANZAC buffet BBQ dinner is also an option available to you. All you need is to book with us, we take care of all your travel needs and we make your Gallipoli trip an unforgettable memory which lasts a lifetime! IMPORTANT NOTE The Gallipoli peninsula will be closed on 24th April for safety and security purposes during official events. Cemeteries and memorials cannot be visited as in previous years. As recommended by the governments of Australia and New Zealand, we have changed our itineraries with the guided tours to Kabatepe War Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine Memorial, Quinn's Post, Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery, the Nek and Chunuk Bair on the 23rd / 26th April respectively. On 24th, during the road closure, we will visit the nearby Trojan Horse and ancient city of Troy.
7 DAYS SILVER ANZAC DAY GALLIPOLI TOUR ITINERARY: Day 1 - Istanbul Arrival Day - 22nd April (Airport transfer from IST, welcome cocktail and ANZAC conference inclusive) Welcome to Istanbul! We are waiting for you directly at the gate behind passport control / immigration at Ataturk International Airport (IST). Arrival airport transfers from Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) can be arranged at additional cost as this is a much greater distance from the city. Transfer to your 3 star hotel, you will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul until 6:00 pm At 6:00 pm we will start our conference about ANZAC Dawn Service and Turkey (Duration approx 1 hour). The conference is conducted by ANZAC experts from Australia and New Zealand and by our professional Turkish ANZAC tour guides. Welcome cocktail, coffee, tea and snacks are included. You will meet your fellow ANZAC Day Gallipoli tour members and staff. We recommend that you arrange your international flights to arrive at Ataturk airport in time and check-in your hotel prior our ANZAC. Guidepost Tours are happy to assist with flight arrangements if required. Guidepost 25042014
Traditional 1001 Turkish nights tour (optional) departs from the hotel lobby at 8:00 pm The show includes all meals, two local drinks, belly dancers, Anatolian Folklore groups, featuring popular instruments and Turkish singers. Return transfer to your hotel around midnight. Overnight Feronya Hotel in Istanbul. Day 2 - Istanbul City Tour - 23rd April (Breakfast inclusive) We depart from the hotel after breakfast at 8:30am for your guided Istanbul city tour. Topkapi Palace: Beginning from the Mehmed the Conqueror, the Topkapi Palace which was the official residential of the Ottoman Sultans until the Sultan Abdulmecid the thirty-first Sultan's time has been used as a centre for the state administration, education and art of the Empire approximately 400 years. The palace is full of examples of Ottoman architecture and also contains large collections of porcelain, robes, weapons, shields, armour, Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts and murals, as well as a display of Ottoman treasure and jewellery. Sultanahmet Imperial Mosque: The mosque, built between 1609 and 1616, is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. With its six minarets and a great cascade of domes, the mosque is a worthy sibling to Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia). Pope Benedict XVI visited the Sultan Ahmed Mosque on 30th November 2006 during his visit to Turkey. It marks only the second papal visit in history to a Muslim place of worship. Hippodrome: Today the area is officially called Sultan Ahmet Square, and is carefully maintained by the Turkish authorities. The course of the old racetrack has been indicated with paving, although the actual track is some 2 m below the present surface. The surviving monuments of the Spina, the two obelisks and the Serpentine Column, now sit in holes in a landscaped garden. The German Fountain, an octagonal domed fountain in neoByzantine style, which was constructed by the German government in 1900 to mark the German Emperor Wilhelm II's visit to Istanbul in 1898, is located at the northern entrance to the Hippodrome area, right in front of the Blue Mosque. Spice Bazaar: The Spice Bazaar, or Egyptian Bazaar is one of the oldest bazaars in the city. Located in Eminonu, it is the second largest covered shopping complex after the Grand Bazaar. The air here is filled with the enticing aromas of cinnamon, caraway, saffron, mint, thyme and every other conceivable herb and spice. Af ter your Istanbul city tour there is an option to experience a Bosphorus boat cruise, enjoy the magnificent views of the Bosphorus strait which is connecting Asia to Europe, the best way of seeing the Bosphorus in all its beauty. With the shores rising to heights up to 200m, lined with palaces, ruins, villages, and gardens, this is one of the most beautiful stretches of scenery in Turkey. Overnight at Feronya hotel in Istanbul. Day 3 - Troy Tour & ANZAC Cove - 24th April (Breakfast inclusive - BBQ buffet dinner optional) After breakfast departure to Gallipoli at 7:00am (approx. 4.5 hours distance). On the way to Gallipoli we will watch the latest documentaries on the Gallipoli campaign. We arrive at Gallipoli on the coast of Gabatepe for lunch. The governments of Australia and New Zealand have announced that the Gallipoli peninsula will be closed on 24th April 2012 for safety and security purposes, cemeteries and memorials cannot be visited as in previous years. Therefore, we will visit the Gallipoli peninsula and make our guided Gallipoli tour after ANZAC Day on 26th April. Today we will visit the ancient city of Troy, located on the other side of the Dardanelles (approx. 1 hour distance). Troy is one of the most famous cities in Turkish history and the tales of Hector, Achilles and Achaean Greeks, the sake of Helen, Paris, Agamemnon and Priam. Your guide will explain the mythology surrounding Troy, the Trojan Horse and Helen of Troy. After your guided Troy tour we drive to the coast of Gabatepe for our optional ANZAC BBQ and buffet dinner. At approx 9:30pm we depart to ANZAC Cove to get a good spot for the ANZAC Dawn Service. Overnight at ANZAC Cove Commemorative Site.
If you do not wish to stay outside at the ANZAC Commemorative Site overnight, we provide optional hotel accommodation at ANZAC hotel in Canakkale. This option is not available after your arrival in Turkey, prebooking is required. Day 4 - ANZAC Dawn Service at Commemorative Site Gallipoli - 25th April Don't forget your warm clothes, sleeping bags, wet weather gear, torches, hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes because Gallipoli is still as cold and dark as it was almost 100 years ago! We can provide sleeping bags for hire, please let us know at time of booking. 05:30-06:15 10:00-10:45 11:15-12:00 11:30-12:15
Dawn Service, ANZAC Commemorative Site, North Beach Australian Memorial Service, Lone Pine Turkish 57th Regiment Memorial Service New Zealand Memorial Service, Chunuk Bair
After attending the ANZAC services, we drive to our hotel in Canakkale where we will have dinner (not included) at the hotel and a comfy bed to rest your weary bodies. Overnight at ANZAC hotel in Canakkale. Day 5 - Gallipoli Tour & Kusadasi - 26th April (Breakfast and dinner inclusive) We start our tour of the Gallipoli peninsula after breakfast. The Gallipoli tour includes the Kabatepe War Museum, ANZAC Cove, Lone Pine (Australia's Memorial and Cemetery), Quinn's Post, Turkish 57th Regiment Cemetery, the Nek and Chunuk Bair (New Zealand's Memorial and Cemetery). After our guided Gallipoli tour we continue towards Kusadasi. On the way, we will visit a place which continues to perform one of the oldest arts of Turkey; a carpet weaving centre, followed by an optional Turkish Bath. After a good scrub down you will check-in your hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight at Albora Hotel in Kusadasi. Day 6 - Ephesus & Kusadasi - 27th April (Breakfast and dinner inclusive) At 8:30am depart for Ephesus (20 minutes distance) - once the commercial centre of the ancient world. This is a highlight of any visit to Turkey. Ephesus, whose wealth and patronage supported its splendid architectural program, was dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Her enormous temple, considered one of the Seven Wonders, dates in its latest form from the third century B.C. The guided Ephesus tour also includes the theatre, gymnasium, agora and baths, as well as the Library of Celsus. After lunch, we will make a shopping tour in which you will be aware of the ancient arts of Turkey like jewellery and leather manufacturing. On this guided tour, you will avoid the constant nagging and sometimes bullying that is well known in the markets of Turkey. Enabling you to enjoy the shopping experience whilst gaining the knowledge of the ancient craftsmen. Overnight at Albora Hotel in Kusadasi. Day 7 - Kusadasi - ANZAC Tour End - 28th April (Breakfast inclusive) After breakfast, please check out from your room before 11:00am, as your tour ends today. From Kusadasi we can arrange flights or coach transportation to anywhere in Turkey. If you choose to stay longer in Kusadasi we can extend your accommodation and also offer other options such as Jeep Safari, Aqua Park, scuba diving, fishing tour, Horse Safari, Turkish Night, Daily tour by ferry to Samos, Turkish Bath and many more or you may like to travel on the Greek Islands? We can arrange the ferry tickets for you to go. 7 DAYS SILVER ANZAC DAY GALLIPOLI TOUR INCLUDES:
Arrival airport transfer between 8:00am and 11:00pm (every two hours) Welcome Cocktail ANZAC Conference in Istanbul A range of Gallipoli documentaries 5 breakfasts, 2 dinners 2 nights at Feronya Hotel in Istanbul 1 night at ANZAC Hotel in Canakkale 2 nights at Albora Hotel in Kusadasi Guided Istanbul City Tour Guided Gallipoli Tour Guided Troy Tour Guided Ephesus tour Dawn and National Services (Australian & New Zealand) Professional English-speaking tour guides
Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary Travel insurance according to TURSAB law 1618
7 DAYS SILVER ANZAC DAY GALLIPOLI TOUR PRICES IN AUD Please note that prices can vary due to currency fluctuations and should be used as a guide only. Check with our office for confirmation.
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